Learn about Hyperbaric Medicine Video

Dennis has a cancer that ate away half his face. To accelerate the healing process, he seeks treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The pressurized oxygen infuses damaged tissues with much-needed oxygen and aids in wound repair.
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Doctor: So, what we're going to do in just a minute is have you lie down and just get comfortable. Put your head over here, and just relax. I want you to be as comfortable as possible. I'll explain to you exactly what's going on and we'll slide you into the chamber, and then we're going to pressurize your oxygen, so that it gets into your body goes through all of the cells in your body, gets oxygen to all the important tissues including the one that have been affected by the radiation; previous infection there and the surgery that had. It's a very relaxing experience. In fact, with these chambers that we're going in right in now, I have supervised over 30,000 treatments in and we had maybe five or ten people who couldn't go in. So, with your special training and your dedication, I'm sure that you will be fine. Travis Stork: Dennis, are you ready? Dennis: I'm ready. Travis Stork: Are feeling good? Dennis: Feeling great. Travis Stork: We are proud of you. Doctor: So, we're going to close the door now, you'll be very comfortable. And I'll be right here with you. Travis Stork: How is everything going back there? Doctor: It's perfect. The patient is doing fantastic, he is at the treatment step, and them I'm very confident that he'll be able to complete all of these treatments. Travis Stork: Just explain quickly, how he is able to wear his glasses in the chamber? Doctor: That's a very good question. Dennis can go in exactly the way he has because I prepare oxygen, it works by raising the blood, oxygen level hundreds of times more than normal through lungs and this goes to all the tissues of the body. So, he is not really getting the oxygen treatment right through the skin, he is getting the oxygen treatment through his lungs that are going everywhere in the body. Dennis, every body wants to know how you are feeling now. Dennis: I'm feeling great after this spending there. A lot longer, I believe. Doctor: I'm sure you could do. Travis Stork: So Dennis, you feel like you're going to be able to do more of these treatments? Dennise: Oh yeah. I'm sure I can handle it now.

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